Our defective medical device lawyers handle lawsuits against the makers of medical products through the United States that cause injury and harm to the public. Medical equipment must be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but the manufacturer of the device is ultimately responsible to ensure the safety of the product. Large companies do not always disclose all of the potential dangers of the products they sell to the public and often times, defective medical devices are put on the market even though they are at high risk of causing harm.
It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to inform the FDA and the public about the fault and the potential risks of the product, and if they do not, they can be held liable. When a manufacturer places a defective product on the market, and it is not safe for its intended use and causes injury to the prescribed patient, it can give rise to a defective medical device lawsuit. These cases seek fair compensation to patients who have been harmed or injured due to the defective device. Lawsuits filed against the device manufacturers can result in significant settlements. If a patient dies due to the defective product, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed.
Our law firm is currently filing cases against medical device manufacturers for products that cause injury and harm to patients. We are currently investigation claims for lawsuits against several companies, including:
- Mirena – this is an IUD originally approved by the FDA as an intrauterine contraceptive and later approved as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding. Serious life threatening complications, including organ perforation have been reported for women who have the Mirena device.
- Transvaginal Mesh – the placement of surgical mesh through the vagina to treat pelvic organ prolapse has been found to cause complications in women, including pain, infection, organ perforation and urinary problems.
- Hip Replacement parts – there have been significant problems noted with metal-on-metal hip replacement parts, including implants made by DePuy Orthopaedics, Stryker, Zimmer, Wright, Smith & Nephew, and Biomet. Patients with these hip replacement devices may need to have them removed due to defect issues with the parts.
- Power Morcellators - these electronic tools used in minimally invasive myomectomies and hysterectomies have caused the spread of dormant cancer cells to other organs and tissues within the body. This has lead to the development of a rare cancer called metastatic leiomyosarcoma.
- Knee Replacement - several models of Zimmer knee devices have been recalled due to malfunctioning components. Complications include bone fractures, component loosening, radiolucent lines and osteolysis.
- IVC Filters - several filters from Bard and Cook are causing major health problems to patients due to filter fracture and migration and resulting in the need for additional surgeries. Complications include pulmonary embolism and death.
- Bair Hugger Warming Blankets - severe infections, like MRSA and sepsis, occurring in patients using a warming blanket during recovery after orthopedic surgeries, including knee and hip replacments.
Other defective medical devices causing harm to patients are being discovered frequently. If you or someone you know suffers injuries after the use of any type of medical device prescribed by the physician, it is important that you contact our top rated medical device attorneys immediately to discuss your defective product case.
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